The discipline has a broad range of research interests with team members engaged in toxicological, pharmacological, pharmaco-epidemiological, pharmacoeconomic, pharmacy and public health research. Please see individual profiles for further details on research.
The discipline’s research activities have been awarded nationally competitive research funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council. The discipline currently has two members completing post-doctoral fellowships and four doctoral students.
Toxicology research interests include risk communication in chemical toxicology, susceptibility e.g. serotonin toxicity, prevention of poisoning, optimisation of care of sickest patients, antidote development and studies of international differences in poisoning. Professor Jones also works within the Priority Research Centre (PRC) for organic sensors on chemical sensing technologies/detection (for further information see PRC Organic Electronics ).
Pharmacology research interests include the media doctor projects (examining journalists reporting behaviours), pharmacy research into best practice, disease mongering and studying how policy and practice affects drug utilisation in Australia.
The Discipline has an excellent record in publishing quality papers in numerous journals.